- empty boasting; bragging.
- a boasting person; braggart.
Origin of braggadocio
Related Words for braggadocioswindbag, boaster, blowhard, brag, bragger, show-off, bombast, gasconade, rodomontade, vaunt
Examples from the Web for braggadocios
Historical Examples of braggadocios
He had set them down as a set of landlubbers and braggadocios, and was disposed to treat them accordingly.Astoria
- vain empty boasting
- a person who boasts; braggart
Word Origin for braggadocio
Spenser's coinage, 1590, as a name for his personification of vainglory, from brag, with augmentative ending by analogy to the Italian words then in vogue in England. In general use by 1594 for "an empty swaggerer;" of the talk of such persons, from 1734.